Despite falling in World Superbike qualifying at a wet Magny-Cours on Saturday and having to settle for fourth place, Chaz Davies remained positive ahead of Sunday's race.
Having set the fourth fastest time in Superpole 1, the Welshman was determined to improve upon his time in final qualifying.
He looked on course to do just that after his first three sectors, but pushed his Ducati Panigale a bit too hard on the run downhill to turn 15.
Davies lost control and went down, and though he was able to make it back to pit lane with the bike relatively intact, he was unable to better his lap time after that.
Still, he chose to remain upbeat afterwards.
“Superpole went fairly well considering," he said. "I was forced a bit wide going into the final corner and had to brake a little too hard causing me to crash, which was a bit of a shame as I think we were on for a fast lap.
“Anyway, fourth isn't bad; I actually expected worse, because in these conditions anything can happen and you can fall behind. The position is good actually, as it means I'm behind pole on the outside heading into turn 1.
“As for the races, I think it should be dry tomorrow and we have good pace; we'll just have to see whether it's good enough to be able to take a win…”